19 March 2021 NHS England has today announced the roll out of 13 Integrated Care Systems (ICS) nationally, with effect from 1 April 2021. This represents a major milestone in the NHS Long Term Plan. As part of this, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin will become an ICS from 1 April 2021, providing a joined up approach to planning and [...]
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9 March 2021 As an RAF weapons technician who served three tours in Iraq, Paul Twitchell saw the trauma of combat at first hand. What he witnessed affected him deeply, leading to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and attempted suicide. Paul Twitchell Thankfully, Paul survived and, after being diagnosed with PTSD and getting the help he needed, gained [...]
9 March 2021 Vaccination is widely recognised as the fastest route out of the COVID-19 pandemic – but a robust testing regime is also vital to the full restoration of all health services. Early in the pandemic, a testing service was established in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. That service now provides tests for patients ahead of planned surgery and [...]
8 March 2021 The battle to beat coronavirus in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin is being boosted with nearly 1,000 new staff members recruited to join the area’s vaccination service. Vaccinators, Healthcare Assistants, Administrators and Car Park Marshalls are all being brought in to join the team on the COVID-19 frontline. They arrive at a key time for the vaccination [...]
2 March 2021 An appeal is being made for knitters to help create blankets and bags for patients living with dementia, while they are staying at Shropshire’s acute hospitals. The Dementia Team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is looking for people to knit or donate knitted blankets. The colourful blankets help patients, particularly those with dementia, [...]
26 February 2021 “At that time, I knew nothing about this rare disease. There was little information and guidance available outside of the hospital setting.” These are the words of Linda Bradbury, a training and support officer at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford. [...]
23 February 2021 From today, unpaid carers aged 18-64 can book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment via the national booking system without receiving a letter. To be eligible, they need to be in receipt of carer’s allowance. They can book online at: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119 free of charge, between 7am and 11pm, seven-days-a-week. Carers aged 18-64 who do not receive [...]
18 February 2021 The following information is from our partners at Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) ‘Tell us about your experience of the blood taking (phlebotomy) services’ is the message to patients from health leaders at NHS Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). A patient experience survey, which has been launched by local [...]
17 February 2021 The Head of Fertility Services at the Trust that runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals has been appointed by the Government to the board of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). Jason Kasraie As a member of the HFEA, , the body that governs and regulates assisted conception treatment and human gamete and embryo research, [...]
Gallery owner teams up with artist to donate ‘Superman’ NHS art to SaTH as thank you for relative’s treatment
16 February 2021 A gallery owner has teamed up with an artist to donate an incredible piece of art to Shropshire’s acute hospitals as a thank you for the treatment given to a family member. Jonathan Soden presenting the artwork to Claire Baker The artwork, donated by Jonathan Soden and artist Nick Veasey, to The Shrewsbury and Telford [...]